Director of Grants
Posted: Jan 15 2013
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 52 acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1885, the College has 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students. The College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Arts, Education and Sciences, Business Administration, Health Sciences and Continuing Education. In addition at the graduate level, AIC offers doctoral programs in Education and Physical Therapy. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
The Director of Grants Specialist is responsible for the overall grant research, writing, and execution of all corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding opportunities. This position reports to the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement. This position works with senior academic leadership to determine goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for programs and keeps repository of files on institutional programs and projects. The Director of Grants is charged with coordinating the preparation, assembly, and delivery of proposal documents to potential funding sources to obtain funds for ongoing or special institutional projects by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Proactively identifies, researches and evaluates government, foundation and corporate grant opportunities which will enable senior administration to determine priorities for grant seeking opportunities that align with College strategic plan
- Advise Senior Administration regarding opportunities that are available to the College, including concerns regarding grant implementation
- Oversee the development of grant prospect list
- Maintain knowledge of all federal and state laws including applicable OMB Circulars and EDGAR regulations, as well as program regulations to ensure compliance
- Maintain knowledge regarding funders, including policy and program changes
- Develop, prepare and oversees the dissemination of grant opportunity information to senior administrators, faculty, and staff seeking grant support for program, research and scholarly activities.
- Strategize with staff regarding the prioritization of grant applications to be submitted
- Leads and manages the grant writing process for institutional proposals including the resubmission of proposals; coordinates and monitors the tasks of the various participants.
- The development of timelines to ensure all grant components necessary in the grant writing process are completed in a timely manner.
- Working with faculty/staff to develop programmatic aspects of grant proposals
- Working with faculty/staff to develop project budgets in accordance with appropriate funding regulations and college policies
- Oversight of all portions of the grant writing process.
- Ensure all projects are compiled and submitted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
- Providing technical assistance, including editing proposals, to faculty or staff working on proposals
- Develop and provide training opportunities for faculty on grant development and researching opportunities
- Complete the submission process of electronic grant submissions
- Oversee the submission of paper applications to funders
- Track submissions of all grants
- Develop case statements, letters of inquiry and other correspondence to government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other granting organizations
- With the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, assist with the collection of data and statistics needed for grant proposals
- Maintains the central repository for all grant records
- Maintain and update the Grant Management Handbook as needed
- Develops and fosters relationships with institutional grant funders
- Completes foundation reports as necessary
- Promotes and encourage faculty and staff to research and obtain grant funds by providing training in grant writing, budget development, and grant compliance.
- Work collaboratively with other institutions of higher education, businesses, organizations and governments to increase funding opportunities and AIC's visibility.
- Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred.
- At least 5 years of successful grant writing experience in a non-profit setting (higher education preferred).
The Director of Grants position is full time, twelve (12) month, exempt position limited to 35 hour per week. This is a benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Review of application will begin immediately.
Qualified applicants must electronically submit a cover letter, current resume or CV, and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via our online application system.
American International College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.